As an advocate for peace, I choose to take the time to remember the cost of war to civilians, and to remember the friends and families of United States service personnel who have died.
Since I last posted, the Department of Defense announced the following service personnel deaths:
Marine Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart, 34, of Stafford, Virginia
Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon J. Garabrant, 19, of Peterborough, New Hampshire
Marine Lance Cpl. Adam F. Wolff, 25, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Marine Sgt. Thomas Z. Spitzer, 23, of New Braunfels, Texas
It is also easy to forget that the human cost of war extends beyond combat-related deaths.
May the friends and families of those who have died find peace. May those in combat areas, as well as their friends and families, find peace. May returned veterans find peace. May those who experience the mental health costs of war find peace. May the world find peace.
May international cooperation help save lives, and help the world find peace. May we find a peaceful path to justice.